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Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.

Cyprus introduces film production incentives

Producers and media companies are invited to utilise the Cyprus landscape and infrastructure and enjoy a variety of legal, corporate and tax incentives for filming in Cyprus under the new Cyprus Filming Scheme.

Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).

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Stephenson Harwood proceeds with bonus payments amid pandemic

In contrast to the trend of altered bonus payments throughout the City, Stephenson Harwood has opted to proceed as normal due to strong financial results. The firm’s chief executive Eifion Morris confirmed the move on Wednesday, with employees set to receive bonuses “without delay or deferral of any part”. However, this positive development comes as […]

FSCS GC appointed to new chief counsel role

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s (FSCS) general counsel has taken on a new position as interim chief counsel, as part of a wider restructuring of the business. James Darbyshire will lead the FSCS’s newly-created chief counsel team, balancing his GC duties with other compliance-related activities. The legal and recoveries team, which is made up of […]

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DAC Beachcroft wraps redundancy consultation in UK real estate

DAC Beachcroft has confirmed a number of redundancies across its London and Leeds real estate teams, four months after launching a consultation process for the group. Back in January, The Lawyer understood that up to 10 roles were at risk, with the firm announcing today that it has made eight roles redundant; four in Leeds and […]

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